Details

With glittering vocal showpieces and moving arias, Handel's slant on the perils of romantic love juxtaposes the heroic and the comic, the serious and the playful. A Persian Ruler's infatuation is triggered by the singing of his general's daughter. So instead of concentrating on his planned campaign against the Greeks, Xerxes prefers to focus on the sexual conquest of his brother's beloved - with unexpected results. Original production supported by English National Opera Trust. Running time 3 hrs 40 mins

Cast/Performers

Sarah Connolly (Xerxes), Robin Blaze (Arsamenes), Anna Burford (Amastris), Rebecca Evans (Romilda), Mark Richardson (Ariodates), Mary Nelson (Atalanta), Iain Paterson (Elviro)

Creatives/Company

Author: Handel
Lyrics: Minato
Company: English National Opera
Conductor: Harry Bicket
Director(s): Michael Walling (original director), Michael Walling (revival director)
Design: David Fielding
Lighting: Paul Pyant
Translation: Nicholas Hytner
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Xerxes

Xerxes (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0601474296. Details of all Xerxes archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2127

Archive Listings

7 Nov 02
to
30 Nov 02
London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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